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NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. again, president obama is set to make remarks from the white house at 5:20. we will bring it to you as soon as it happens. our coverage continues right after this. >>> continuing to follow breaking news. the death of nelson mandela. here again, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama. president first black of south africa and obama the first black president of the united states. given the timing to listen to storynterview, the human of nelson mandela? >> the event that they did here in los angeles to a bunch of high school students, they're using so much material from the film to teach the story of mandela, he told the story about an event which was on his behalf in the states with a bunch of celebrities in attendance. to the this story various actors saying, thank you for your films. one of the things that he would do with his years in prison, we would get together once a week and have a laugh watching various films. thankful -- thank you to you. that was one moment i remember recently from what weinstein had to say. >> the movie is sort of getting mixed reviews. you wonder if this is going to change anything. is notaid that this necessarily meant to be a story that has no rough edges. he obviously had his ups and downs and i wanted to show all of that. nelson mandela passing today at the age of 95. iq all for watching this edition of "bloomberg west." we w
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
this hour. the breaking news is that president obama will be speaking on former south african president, nelson mandela's death. we will bring you that on the other side of this break. that's next. >> we are awaiting president obama to make a speech on the passing of former south african president, nelson mandela. john, what should we expect here? >> melissa, i think you can expect the president to speak with deep emotion about the passing of this leader and what it has meant to him and he recently took his daughters to africa and i believe they went to robben island to see the cell where nelson mandela was held. that was a moving moment for this and of course nelson mandela is watched throughout his lifetime as the struggle against apartheid reached fruition. when he was still in law school, he had been at robben island, president of south africa. all said they expect that the president will attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> global history for that matter of nelson mandela being the first black president of south africa and barack obama first black president of the united s
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
-- mandela. >> you did some reporting on president obama's south african trip, where president obama was very mindful of mr. mandela's health. remind the viewers of what president obama did when he went to south africa several months ago? >> well, again, i wasn't on that trip, but there was oncern, some talk even then. nelson mandela was in failing health at that time. that perhaps his visit to south africa could coincide with nelson mandela, his illness. he didn't go visit directly with nelson mandela at the time. their two lives, given their places in history, have intersected somewhat. we are waiting to hear what president obama says about nelson man tele. would not be surprised to have him appear on camera to discuss his legacy not only in south africa, but in the united states. there is a new movie out now about nelson mandela and his journey from an activist at the african national congress, to his imprisonment, his release and his rise to lead south africa, the incredible rise to lead south africa. no word exactly on what the president can say or when real hear something from pres
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the south african embassy in washington, d.c. makedent obama is going to a statement in just a few minutes. meantime, we will hear from jacob zuma, the press about south africa, who spoke just a few minutes ago. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. mourn and knew , nothing cand come diminish our sense of the profound and enduring loss. >> the inspiration to follow the legacy and teachings of nelson mandela, summed up by jacob zuma when he said let us commit ourselves to strive together to build a united, nonracist, nonsexist community. news,ore on this breaking the passing of nelson mandela, throughout the newscast, including when the president speaks. >> we are waiting for the president to appear. as soon as he does, much wrong his passing. the president should be here in about five minutes. >> meantime, covering some local news, major developments tonight in the story that you saw first here on abc seven, adc police officer under investigation in connection to a missing teenager case. >> we have learned the police officer is connected to an unde
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
black president paying tribute to the first south african black president. i know that president obama met mandela. he didn't, this last time he went to south africa, because he was so ill and he wanted to respect the feengs of the family and he didn't go to see him. but clearl you c tell how could it be any other way that obama was so incredibly and heavily influenced and inspired by the struggle of nelson mandela. >> fareed, your thoughts after hearing the president of the united states. >> one of the things, wolf, that president obama reminded us was that this was one of the great moral causes and political causes of the 1980s and '90s. you remember it well and we have forgotten now, but it was one of the great rallying causes on college campuses around the western world. it was even true in asia. it was a cause that really was global in a way that very few were, because it was such a sore, a cancer, on global society, the idea that you had this white minority regime treating african blacks almost like slaves and this extraordinary system of institutionalized serfdom that was aparth
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
mandela and world leaders are expected to travel to south africa. president obama is expected to be one of them. reporting live from washington, i'm steve handelsman. back to you. >> thank you. our coverage continues this evening. shomari stone rushed to the south african embassy this afternoon and he joins us live from there. shoma shomari? >> reporter: good evening, we are on massachusetts avenue and drivers are coming by, honking their horns, some putting up their fist paying tribute to nelson mandela. there is a fence here. why? the embassy is under construction. you look behind me and you can see this ten foot statue paying tribute to nelson mandela. it was unveiled two months ago. his fist raised in a power salute. it's in northwest d.c. activists staged sit ins and protests and spurred the u.s. to pose sanctions. let's roll video of mr. mandela. he was africa's former president who helped break the country system of racial discrimination. he died this evening, age 95. south african president jacob zuma announced the death at a somber news conference. people are coming here to the
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
house next. president obama on the death of former south african residents nelson mandela. >> nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying, "i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today, he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. .e no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages. dignity andfierce unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from imprisonment to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
that mandela had on the young barack obama when he was a student. he was roently in south africa and unable to see former president mandela because he was so ill, but i thought what i expected him to say. he was a young man in his formative years and very much affected by nelson mandela and i was pleased to hear the tribute he paid and i'm hoping that the world will feel in much the same way even it they didn't have the experience that president obama of and would not be able to articulate it. there lessons that we mead to continue to learn from nelson mandela and maybe that passing will bring the lessons that so many of your guests have said today. >> guided by hopes and not fear is how the president describes nelson mandela and said he drew tremendous inspiration from mandela. reaction to his death is coming in from world leaders. david cameron and prime minister ofbritain, a great light has gone out. jimmy carter said passion and freedom and justice created new hope for generations of oppressed people worldwide. former president george h.w. bush said he was a man of tremendous mor
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called mvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks. on an unarmed and defenseless people. >> pelley: he was arrested in 1962 and later sentenced to life for sabotage and conspi
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madeva. he is the father of modern south africa, dead at 95. >> interestingly right now a lot of south africans are asleep because it is past midnight in south africa. so they're going to wake up to this news. those who have heard, many of them, probably heard on social media. we saw some reports on twitter and facebook earlier and i want to bring in russ ptacek now who has been sort of monitoring some of the comments that some people have left. what are you finding? >> a man known for so many sayings that touched so many and at the moment this news was breaking around the world and our newsroom was scurrying the nelson mandela foundation sent out one of his quotes. i don't know if you're able to pull up my ipad here. came from the nelson mandela ch foundation and you can see it's in several different languages. i'm going to pull up the english version
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
president obama said, his inspiration, i think he has inspired people not just in south africa or in africa but around the world. and in the end what he did in south africa is an example that we all need to follow. >> gay mcdougall, what was theeo on to be the great leader that he was? qus. >> he was quite a remarkableind. i don't think there's anything, he has a down home folksiness to him as well. but i think the mixture of knowing how to handle and to deal with power, that seems very much as a member of a collective. of decision makers. as a member of a liberation movement of a political party, of south africans as a whole. i would never forget the, really, transcendent moment, that i was prinched t privilegee with him. put my name forward to be on the commission. but it was a remarkable moment. for him and for his nation. and you know all of the suffering and struggle that had occurred before that moment was now telescoped through him and into the future, as he dropped miss ballot into that -- his ballot into that box. so he has been a manifestation of all of the hopes and dreams
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
games and his uniquely ironic take on politics south of the border. >> as a person, i like president obama. i don't like his politics. i'm a conservative. i would be a republican if i was down in the states. so i don't believe in all this public funded health care. we've got to pay for it. we can't afford it. what you guys are doing down there, i can't get my head around it. >> gabriel, rob ford cannot get his head around what we're doing down here. regular irony doesn't cut it. you need a 17 tier wedding cake of irony. rob ford is mayor. we took a look at the mayoral map which i put up. rob ford's base was in the suburbs. if you how he won, his support is among poor -- it's across racial lines but suburban toronto voters. they are the ones keeping in office. that blue is rob ford. >> looks like a crack crystal. >> a them act candidacy and administration. >> as far as i understand it, he basically -- the election was one of how bad could he be. i think he'll keep the taxes down. he wasn't really interrogated as a person. there was no one asking, does he smoke crack. that was not a ca
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
throughout africa and south africa that president barack obama was on. you could see him halting and pausing as he talked about the legacy. i think it's important to note that he spoke a lot about what you've been discussing and highlighting what is important, nelson mandela's push for reconciliation for those that imprisoned him. president barack obama says one thing he talks about ask how man dell laugh was stubborn about pushing forward not just dealing through the 27 years of imprison ment. after he got out, to continue to fight for the cause of freedom. he continued to push forward. that's a legacy for many people. >> it is. one of his quotes to that end. he said, do not judge me by my successes. judge me by how many times i fell down and got back up again. >> you heard the president talk about nelson mandela saying also that he wasn't a saint. he considered himself rather a sinner trying to become a saint, trying to continue to push forward the cause of justice and freedom. trying to stress. that was one of the reasons he was so beloved around the world is that he didn't hold h
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
of visitors, including first lady michelle obama. it also mandela became a living symbol of freedom -- nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom and the strength of south africa and freedom beyond. has already begun at the south african embassy. hassle fella has more. >> at the south african embassy, a real-life reminder of this man's life and legacy. in front of the embassy, the nine foot statue made of bronze, designed by a south african sculptor, modeled after images of mandela back in 1990. the closed fist, almost signaling victory. he was jailed 27 years three decades ago, at the very spot where dozens of protesters, americans included, who were arrested because they were protecting against apartheid in south africa. we talked with this 12-year-old girl who came with her father to pay tribune to this man. we asked why anybody this young should care about his legacy. she said, because he fought for many people. >> i want to pray for his family, his him, and all the people suffering for his loss. and i would like to say thank you for him and everything he did for us. >> is
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
did. his legacy in south africa will be unmatched of that of anyone we can think about. >> we are awaiting president obama. he is set to give a statement on the death of nelson mandela from the white house. what impacts has nelson mandela had on u.s. president politics? >> two things. first of all, i did want to make a point, which in south africa, there is actually going to be a lot of impact here. he a.n.c. has elections coming up, and they have had a hard time of it. the economy has had a difficult time. the a.n.c. has never gotten since 2% of the vote mandela was in charge of the country. they were set to under perform, and now they are not. now the vote turn out will be great, and it will be very solidly pro a.n.c. the legacy of mandela is really going to matter there. for the united states, in recent years mandela has had the kind of impact that martin luther king had. -- unifying union figure that gets beyond race. some of the best moments that you see in american statesmanship reflects the kind of rhetoric and ideals that mandela actually lived by. but when you look at con
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
words from the president of south africa. melissa: here is president obama. let's listen in. >> nelson mandela closed statement from the dock saying, i have fought against white domination. and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous an profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will, to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, madiba transformed south africa and moved all of us, his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitm
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 9:20am EST
forbes of the new obama doctrine and rising tensions in the south china sea. join us tonight at 7:00 eastern. stuart: something very special, the king of diamonds for you. a very special diamond, you are looking at it right now. here to describe it, you are going to sell them. >> second time in twenty-five years. 52 carrots. in south india. the most famous diamonds in the world. and joseph, which we show on fox on $21 million. stuart: the king of diamonds, it really is special. >> the first diamond known to man, the first diamond ever. stuart: i didn't know it. >> the earliest mine, developing 300 years. stuart: may i pick it up? stuart: can't get this but i am holding it. to show your viewers that. get a sense before it is brought up, and it wouldn't crack. i am holding it. it was sold 25 years ago for 7,000,005. for that time an unheard of price, supposed to assure you house specials this is because even back then, do it out in the auction room. stuart: how much will it go for today? >> december 10th i hope over $10 million. we have a lot of interested parties. stuart: last time
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
. this man of peace who helped free south africa from apartheid and inspired citizens of all nations. president obama spoke just moments ago. >> he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home. we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. for now let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him in peace. >> mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, but he never stopped believing in freedom for himself and his country. outside his home just moments ago, the people of south africa were singing. ♪ >> we'll be going live to south africa in just a moment, but first i want to bring in nbc news contributor charlene hunter galt. she spent years covering both nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement in south africa. thank you for being on ton
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
country's current president jacob zuma made the sad announcement a little over an hour ago. >> south africans, nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost its greatest son. >> a short time ago president obama had this to say about nelson mandela from the white house. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with grace and with humor and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> the president went on to say he didn't think it was likely we'd see mandela's like again. joining us now via telephone is former d.c. mayor, current council member marion barry who was i think you were mayor still when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1992. am i
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama's gotten into office, and i've just spent a lot of time in south america and we're not doing too much better there either. >> i thought it was embarrassing for the united states when president putin played almost the role of dad and rescued us from a military action but on the other hand the whole thing was kind of humiliating. >> the president created that for himself by drawing a red line, seems like seven or eight times that if they used chemical weapons, there were going to be serious consequences. and then he didn't seem to know what to do when actually he had to act. in fact, he first was going to act. then he wasn't going to act. and then when the u.k. parliament didn't approve it he seemed to back off. that left a perfect opening for putin who after all is a master at state craft and intelligence and all their other. it goes right back to the beginning. we reset our relationship with russia and we've had russia emerge now as a much more important power. >> you know what's disturbing about these pugh research numbers in 2009, 49% of the people thought we had a less imp
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
. san jose's christmas in the park began on a much smaller scale, long before the south bay fwam silicon valley. the uk magazine "essential traveler" describes the celebrations as a quote, two-acre extravaganza. >> it's a great festival there. >> sunny obama stole the show. do you know who sunny is? that's the dog. the family dsonny, take a look, accidentally knocked over this little girl. the girl, you know what, got right back up with the help of the first lady. got up to her feet and sonny gave her a nice little kiss. they apologized. and look, a very nice event at the white house. >> thanks for joining us here. >> see you at 11:00. >>> now on "extra," the first shots of paul walker's grief-stricken girlfriend today. breaking details on the crash investigation. new footage of the explosion. were paul and his friend trapped in the car for 60 seconds? >>> then, a touching look at paul, the best man at his brother's wedding, weeks before the tragedy. >>> plus, the new "fast & furious" twist today. >> why they may scrap number 7 and start over. >>> britney, breaking news about ret
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
in iran and libya. i can't find a place where things have gotten better since president obama has gotten into office. i have just spent a lot of time in south america. we're not doing too much better there, either. >> you know, i thought it was sort of humiliating for the united states in the issue over syria when president putin wrote a letter and sort of big footed president obama and sort of stepped in and played almost the role of dad and said i will take care of this. sort of rescued us from a military action. but, on the other hand, the whole thing was sort of humiliating. >> the president really created that problem for himself, right by drawing a red line i don't know how many times it seems to me seven or eight times that if they used chemical weapons, there were going to be serious consequences. and then he didn't seem to know what to do when actually he had to act. in fact, he first was going to act. then he wasn't going to act. and then when the u.k. parliament didn't approve it, he seemed to back off. that left a perfect open for putin who, after all is, a master of a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the medal of freedom. president obama met mandela once in 2005, when obama was a senator. after one term as president mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a variety of causes. when south africa hosted soccer's world cup tournament in july 2010 he made his last major public appearance at the final game. the crowd honoured him with a thunderous ovation. his third wife, grassa michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nelson mandela. mike? >> about 50 minutes ago presid
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
and south korea have already said we're not going to recognize this, so all we have to do is support those two allies. so it's not asking too much for the obama administration just to come out and simply say, look, we're with japan, we're with south korea, this is not your territory, we're going to continue with the status quo. jenna: but if we both continue to disagree with each other, does it just -- the status quo remain? right now a thousand commercial flights go through that area every day including, of course, united states airlines, and the commercial airlines have been notifying china of going through this area because be they don't -- if they don't, i mean, this is a risk, very hypothetical, if they're viewed to be aggressive, then china could take action. >> sure. the problem here though, jenna, is both japan and south korea have told their airlines not to recognize this. so we are the ones who are giving in to the chinese, and we have a history of doing that. and that's the larger concern, is not just this situation here, but what does it say to israel and to others? i thi
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. south africa's current president made the announcement in the south south african capital. the newspaper of johannesburg reports that nelson mandela died in his home surrounded by his wife and family. columbian president was in washington this week for talks with president obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objectivity. i
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
that occurred in sharkville in south africa in 1960. he was jailed after a trial. and then emerged triumphant and somebody that the entire world could look up to. this is -- you can bet that president obama's going to be heard on this before too long. and we've lost somebody that deserves emulation everywhere. >> i don't know, i just want to bring people a little bit of background information here about mandela's condition over the last couple of months. he had been three months in the hospital with the recurrent lun september, originally. but those lung problems attributed to the tuberculosis he contracted during 27 years in prison before he led his country to democracy, subject of many biopics lately. what is your view on his history in south africa and overseas? >> i think he has more stature than anyone around the world with the possible exception of the pope. a lot of continue versy around the current president as well as becky who proceeded him in that job who was nelson mandela's successor. i think this is somebody whose reputation was titanic and the entire world will be mo
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